How can employers in Canadian companies find the best-skilled workers among foreign nationals to work for them? Definitely, a fast and predictable process of visa processing will contribute to realizing this intention. That’s what GSS (Global Skills Strategy) does with the GSS work permit.
IRCC applies a definite and streamlined strategy to ensure that employers in Canada get skilled and talented candidates through steps that include
Though select foreign nationals get faster visa processing under GSS, they are required to meet the basic requirements for eligibility and admission to Canada. These requirements include obtaining and submitting police certificates as well as any other essential documents stipulated by IRCC.
If immigration candidates meet all the requirements, they will get their Global Skills Strategy Work Permit processed within a Global Skills Strategy processing time of 2 weeks.
The strategy for realizing faster visa processing times includes certain well-planned measures. Here’s how each of them works for you under the Global Skills Strategy program.
Immigration candidates who are eligible for faster 2-week visa processing under GSS include candidates who don’t require an LMIA for eligibility and those who don’t. Here are the Global Skills Strategy eligibility criteria for both categories of applicants.
If you are a candidate who is exempt from the LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) requirement, you can become eligible for the 2-week visa processing facility under the GSS by meeting all the following criteria:
Note that GSS processing is not available for International Experience Canada.
Owing to the change from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 (TEER) will be in place from November 16, 2022, the following updates must be noted:
If your application for a visa is lodged on or after November 16, 2022, it’s necessary that your occupation is either in the category of TEER 0 or 1. Only then you will have Global Skills Strategy eligibility.
Visa applicants under the International Experience Canada won’t be eligible for fast processing under the Global Skills Strategy program.
Workers exempt from LMIA can qualify for two-week processing of their work permit application if they meet all of these requirements:
If you are among those Canada visa applicants who need an LMIA for a Canada visa, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for GSS:
Besides yourself, the GSS 2-week processing will be available for the following members of your family:
These family members will have to lodge their completed applications for a visa simultaneously with you. The visas on which GSS processing is applicable include:
At this point, we assume you have collected all information and documents from the Canadian employer. Now you and your family members need to do the following:
As specific instructions have been given to visa officers around the world. These have to be followed by visa applicants and confirmation is sought from your local visa office for all the requirements to make sure that all documents necessary have been attached to your visa application.
Here’s how you should apply for a Global Skills Strategy work permit:
Step 1: Visit the work permit application online.
Step 2: Select the option “Apply online”.
Step 3: Click on the country/territory you are lodging the application form
Step 4: From the list of documents (in case there are any), download the visa office requirements that are specific to the country you selected.
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